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Kids Nutrition

Learn practical, time-tested ways to meet your kids’ nutritional needs and help them grow up happy and healthy.


Is My Child Too Thin?

Occasionally when working with parents, dietitians hear “My child eats a lot throughout the day and is still very thin. How can I beef him…


My In-laws Keep Telling Me My Child is “Chunky!”

Unless your in-laws (or parents, friends, etc.) happens to be a medical doctor or dietitian, you should seek real medical advice. Talk to your doctor…


Tasty, Fun and Healthy Snacks Kids Will Eat!

I often hear, “my kid wants junk.” She’s so hungry after school, carrot sticks won’t cut it! I’ll never be able to get them to…


Tips to Keep Your Kids at a Healthy Weight

With the growing incidence of childhood obesity, many kids are at risk for being overweight or are overweight. Here are some healthy tips to combat…


How to Make a Preschool Lunch Balanced

It’s important to consider nutrition balance when packing your child’s lunch. Here are some quick tips to fuel your child for a great day of…


Preschool Lunch Box Tips

As a family nutritionist I often hear from friends, “What’s in your child’s lunch box?” For my 4 year old, most days I use the…


Chicken Nuggets: Are They Really That Bad?

It depends. Some chicken nuggets include the skin, added salt, and batter that can contain twice as much saturated fat (than without the batter).However, oven-baked…


My Child Won’t Eat Breakfast. What Should I do?

Sometime kids just aren’t hungry when they’re leaving for school really early in the morning. If they have a long bus ride, consider packing a…


Top 6 Tips for Eating Out with Kids

If you’re heading out to a restaurant with your family, these tips will give you confidence to make healthy choices, while enjoying everyone’s company. This…


Penny’s Super Fast Snacks

Sometimes my super-fast speed makes it hard to sit down for a snack! Good thing my mom knows just what to do. She prepares snacks…